Category: Second World War

DONALD GEORGE JACK LUCAS

DONALD GEORGE JACK LUCAS

Donald is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 1910, Ipswich. Died: 21st January 1944; age: 33; aircraft lost on return from Magdeburg. Residence: 21, Pearl Road, Ipswich.   Rank: Sergeant/Flight Engineer; Service Number: 900811. Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 7 Squadron.   Originally laid to rest at Wohnste […]

CHARLES HENRY S. W. CHAPMAN

CHARLES HENRY S. W. CHAPMAN

Charles is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park, Ipswich.   Image taken from the Evening Star – 12th June 1945.   Born: 1911, Ipswich. Died: 21st May 1945; age: 34; died of injuries accidentally sustained whilst on service. 5 years active service.   Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 829030. Regiment: Royal Artillery, 190 […]

KENNETH FREDERICK HAWES

KENNETH FREDERICK HAWES

Kenneth is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Image from 1945 Evening Star newspaper, Born: 1917, Ipswich. Died: 25th February 1945; age: 27; KiA. Residence: 163, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.   Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 2035702. Regiment: Royal Engineers, 24 Bomb Disposal Coy.   Grave Reference: 15.C.7. Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Gelderland, […]

CYRIL SCURRELL

CYRIL SCURRELL

Cyril is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Image from 7th March 1945 Evening Star newspaper. Born: 5th October 1912, Ipswich. Died: 17th February 1945; age: 32; KiA whilst a stretcher bearer. Residence: 53, High Street, Mildenhall, Suffolk. Occupation: a Manager of Messrs. Potter’s Ltd., of Thetford and Brandon – Wine & […]

LEONARD JAMES FISHER

LEONARD JAMES FISHER

Leonard is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Image from 8th November 1944 Evening Star newspaper.   Born: 1923, Redgrave with Botesdale, Suffolk. Died: 21st August 1944; age: 21; Residence: Glenmon, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.   Rank: Sergeant/Navigator; Service Number: 1398923. Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 37 Squadron.   Grave Reference: I.E.16. […]

RICHARD HERBERT RODWELL

RICHARD HERBERT RODWELL

Richard is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Image from the Evening Star – 31st August 1944   “DICK”   Born: 3rd February 1921, Ipswich. Died: 12th October 1943; age: 22; MPK when H.M. Submarine ‘Usurper’ was attacked with depth chargers in the Gulf of Genoa. Residence: 53, St. Matthew’s Church Lane, […]

ALFRED WILLIAM WOODS

ALFRED WILLIAM WOODS

Alfred is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Image from 1944 Evening Star   Born: 14th September 1912, Barrow, Suffolk. Died: 24th June 1944; age: 31; killed on active service when Minesweeper 8 hit a mine in the English Channel. Residence: 50, Austin Street, Ipswich. Occupation: Maltster’s Labourer.   Rank: Seaman; Service […]

ARTHUR HENRY ERITH

ARTHUR HENRY ERITH

Arthur is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Image from 1944 Evening Star newspaper. Extra information and images courtesy of Simon. Born: 22nd March 1916, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Died: 7th June 1944; age: 28; Died of Wounds, during the D-Day landings, Residence: 79, Berners Street, Ipswich. Occupation: Civil Servant – Unemployment […]

CECIL CYRIL GEORGE MARTIN

CECIL CYRIL GEORGE MARTIN

Cecil is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 1921, Ipswich. Died: 1st July 1944; age: 23; Killed by enemy action. Residence: 39, Cullingham Road, Ipswich.   Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class; Service Number: 1438814. Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.   Memorial Reference: Panel 243. Runnymede Memorial, Englefield Green, Surrey.   […]

SIDNEY SAUNDERS NORTON

SIDNEY SAUNDERS NORTON

Photographs courtesy of Obi Norton. Sidney is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 8th March 1912, Norwich, Norfolk. Died: 17th June 1944; age: 32; KiA. Residence: Ipswich.   Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 407545. Regiment: 24th Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps.   Grave Reference: XIV.K.24. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.   Relatives […]

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